Group Meetings
Group Meetings

Portland Maine’s Premier Waterfront Event Venue

Inn by the Sea is one of the best waterfront event venues in Maine. We can accommodate groups of 2 to 180 guests in a variety of locations, from an intimate conference meeting in our cottage to a large corporate meeting or event on the tented lawn. With spectacular ocean views, Inn by the Sea provides a dramatic and memorable venue for meetings, functions, social events and gatherings of all kinds. The Inn is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to accommodate your meeting presentation needs, including drop down screens, LCDs, a fully integrated sound system and high speed Internet, both wired- and wireless. And socially conscious travelers will be please to know that Inn by the Sea has achieved Green Lodging Certification from Maine’s Department of Environmental Protection.


Meeting & Waterfront Event Venues

Crescent Room

The Inn’s premier ocean view meeting room provides 1,300 square feet of divisible column-free meeting and event space perfect for your next group meeting or social occasion. Both sections have access to an outside terrace with view of our beautiful gardens and Crescent Beach beyond. These flexible spaces have been designed with built-in state-of-the-art presentation technology including LCD projects, drop down screens, a fully integrated sound system and high speed Internet access.

The Cove Room

This luxurious private meeting room is graced with a conference table and comfortable board chairs for 12-16 attendees. With its garden and ocean views, the Cove is an impressive choice for important meetings and private dinner parties.

Outdoor Events

Outdoor functions are easily accommodated at Inn by the Sea on our large, level lawn overlooking Crescent Beach and the Atlantic beyond. Graceful, beautifully planted gardens surround the lawn with an ever-changing display of indigenous seasonal plantings, nesting birds and brilliantly-color butterflies. Up to 180 seated guests can be accommodated at 60-inch round tables within a weatherproof tent, and clear or shaded-top can be selected depending on the amount of sunlight desired.

Cottages & Suites

Our cottages and suites are perfect for small, informal meetings of four to six guests in the living area. The special events team will set up your technology and accommodate food and beverage to meet your needs.

The lawn, gardens, Outside Terrace and Fire Pits areas are available for social and team-building activities.



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